On April 28, the Community Policing Advisory Board (CPAB) presented their 2011 work plan to the City Council. ďWe all came on board to help make a difference in our community,Ē said Chair Scott Matsuda as he presented the Boardís goals and strategies for 2011. ďWe want to make good use of the valuable time our volunteers commit to this effort.Ē
The Board has been instrumental in planning the cityís highly successful National Night Out celebration and recruiting for the Citizenís Police Academy. In 2010, the Board began writing public safety articles for the Police Department page on the cityís website cityofmlt.com. They plan to strengthen their efforts by having at least one member attend City Council meetings and by participating in Tour de Terrace.
ďThis is a very energized group,Ē said Councilmember Doug McCardle, Council liaison to the Board. ďYou can expect to see a lot of good things from them in the coming year.Ē
Formed in 1991 to enhance police-community relations, CPAB promotes safety, develops relationships between the community and the City of Mountlake Terrace Police Department and assists in educating the community for a better understanding between police and citizens.